Halekulani Coconut Cake

Ingredients

3/4 cup cake flour
cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 split vanilla bean
cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons sugar

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Sift together cake flour, 1/3 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
3
Combine egg, water and oil; add to sifted ingredients. Mix batter until smooth.
4
In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar; continue to whip to form a stiff meringue. Fold batter into meringue and mix thoroughly.
5
Pour into an ungreased 9-inch cake pan and bake about 30 minutes. Invert cake onto a rack and cool.
6
To make pastry cream: Scrape vanilla bean seeds into milk and bring to a boil over moderate heat (add vanilla bean pod to milk as well). Combine sugar, flour and egg yolks; whip until light yellow. Slowly pour 1/3 of the hot milk into the egg mixture to temper it. Add milk-yolk mixture back into the remaining milk and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until thick. Immediately remove bean pod and strain, then place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill.
7
To prepare whipped cream: Whip cream and sugar until fluffy. Fold 1 cup into pastry cream; reserve the rest to frost cake.
8
To assemble: Cut cooled cake into three layers. Stir 3/4 cup of coconut flakes into pastry cream. Spread cream between layers of the cake. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining whipped cream and sprinkle with remaining coconut flakes.
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Yield:

8.0 servings

Added:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:35am

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